Celebrity obsession is nothing new in our culture. And with the recent rise in people seeking plastic surgery, that obsession has started to affect what procedures patients request as well as influence the overall look that they’re trying to achieve.
Not long ago, a man named Toby Sheldon made news around the world when he spent more than $100,000 to undergo a series of surgeries in order to look like Justin Bieber (Sadly, Sheldon passed away in August.). But now, a couple in Paris has taken this celebrity obsession to a whole new level by undergoing a total of 15 procedures and spending more than $300,000 in order to look like Barbie and Ken.
Reportedly, the Parisian couple, Quentin Dehar, 23, and Anastasia Reskoss, 20, met at a party in 2013, and almost immediately set out to fulfill their dreams of looking like the iconic dolls. To date, the list of surgeries the couple has undergone includes butt implants, four nose jobs, lip injections, ear reshaping, two boob jobs, nail extensions and the installation of veneers. And still, both Dehar and Reskoss say that they want even more procedures performed; he’s interested in pectoral implants, while she wants to have a third breast augmentation and further ear reshaping.
According to the couple, they’re not just interested in transforming their bodies. They’re also interested in emulating the dream lifestyle that Barbie and Ken represent. Not surprisingly, the couple’s critics have questioned whether or not this kind of dramatic transformation represents an unhealthy obsession with body image.
Plastic surgery patients have been asking for surgeons to mimic celebrity body parts for years. Recently, some of the most requested options include Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardashian’s butt and Kate Middleton’s nose. While having a celebrity ideal to strive for is oftentimes the norm when it comes to cosmetic surgery, most plastic surgeons would probably advise against a full plastic surgery makeover to look like someone else.
During a consultation, most plastic surgeons try to get a feel for their patients, determining whether or not their goals for cosmetic enhancement are both healthy and realistic. Ultimately, the majority of cosmetic surgeons agree that the goal of plastic surgery is to correct imperfections and give people a look that they can be proud of. But as long as celebrity ideals are a mainstay of cosmetic enhancement, occasionally patients are going to strive to look as much like their favorite celebrities as possible.
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